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  • Date:2010-04-10
  • Kick-off:14:00
  • Venue:Ashton Gate
  • Attendance:14719
  • Referee:Dean, M

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

84mins

Goal!! Nicky Maynard scores for Bristol City.

80mins

Joe Allen goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

79mins

Bristol City are replacing Paul Hartley with Evander Sno.

77mins

David Cotterill is being taken off, Shefki Kuqi has come on in his place.

68mins

Bristol City are replacing Danny Haynes with David Clarkson.

66mins

Jamal Campbell-Ryce is being taken off, Ivan Sproule has come on in his place.

52mins

Nathan Dyer is being taken off, Cedric van der Gun has come on in his place.

49mins

David Cotterill is booked for unsporting behaviour.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

7mins

Angel Zaragoza Rangel is replaced by Alberto Polo Serran.

0mins

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

0mins

Bristol City face Swansea at 2pm on Saturday, April 10th.


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Match Report

Nicky Maynard's 18th goal of the season earned Bristol City a slender 1-0 win over play-off hopefuls Swansea City at Ashton Gate.

The hosts' top scorer pounced with six minutes left to convert substitute Ivan Sproule's superb run and cross.

The late winner lit up an otherwise dour encounter played out in the searing South West heat.

Bristol have now gone six games unbeaten - increasing caretaker manager Keith Millen's chances of succeeding Gary Johnson's in the Ashton Gate hot-seat.

Danny Haynes and Maynard both fired early chances wide for the home side, while Darren Pratley was denied a chance inside the box by Paul Hartley's last-ditch tackle at the other end.

Andrea Orlandi curled a free kick wide of the upright on the half-hour, before an even better chance came the Swans' way.

David Cotterill, a former Bristol City favourite, skipped by Bradley Orr to set the attack on its way. Pratley received his pass on the edge of the box and then helped the ball into the path of Gorka Pintado inside the penalty area.

Pintado advanced on Stephen Henderson's goal, but couldn't manage to guide the ball in, the young City keeper saving well with his body.

After half-time chances dried up with Hartley and Cotterill both wasting free-kick opportunities from dangerous positions.

Millen threw on Sproule and David Clarkson to liven up Bristol's attack and the ploy worked as Swansea tired.

In the end Sproule used his pace to beat marker David Edgar down the right flank. The Northern Irish winger reached the by-line and cut the ball back brilliantly to present Maynard with a simple tap-in.

Clarkson had a chance to seal the win when Sproule's dinked cross landed perfectly for his header, only for the ball to drop wide of the mark.

Bristol City

Swansea City

Corners

52

Fouls

1513

Goal attempts

125

Shots off target

82

Offsides

32

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